The work exchange is the only way to get a discount on the full-price ticket (accommodation excluded) as an opportunity for you to get involved in the community and support the festival itself. You will also learn something new while making many new friends.

  • The work exchange differs from Karma Yoga and Seva Service
  • There are limited work exchange opportunities
  • Tasks and discounts differ for each working area and may require arriving earlier or leaving later
  • Participation in some EYF workshops may be compromised 

Before applying, please read carefully each work exchange description and send an email to the area of your interest whether needing further info.

Registrations for work exchanges are now open!

Follow these steps when applying:

1- Register and pay for the festival.

2- Scroll down this page and see conditions and opportunities for each area.

3- Apply for the work exchange using the application form here below.

4- Send an email to the Area Coordinator with your proof of payment and registration number as soon as possible (preferably before May 30).

5 – Your refund will be processed after the festival based on your coordinator’s final approval.

  • REGISTRATION

    Languages Needed: Fluent English + German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian

    Desirable Skills: Administration skills, organised, good with numbers, welcoming attitude, manage stress well, reliable, punctual

    Description of Work: The work of registration consists of processing participants who have paid in advance and have received a membership-number by which they need to be verified and identified. Each Sevadar keeps track of the people that has registered using electronic devices.

    Arrival:  on Thursday, 3 August, 2 days before the Festival starts, as registration starts on Friday, 4 August, by 2 PM. Registrations will continue on Saturday and on Wednesday afternoon. The work will be divided into shifts.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: registration@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • WELCOME & INFORMATION

    Languages Needed: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

    Desirable Skills: Patience, administration skills, service attitude, welcoming, manage stress well

    Description of Work: The Welcome Team will organise the whole process of arrival of the participants. they will guide and help to check all the documents required upon arrival and give information about the new site. They will also manage the Information Booth during the Festival.

    Arrival:  before midday 2 days before the Festival starts, as registration starts by 2PM on Saturday. Registration will continue on Sunday and from Monday the work will be divided into shifts.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: welcome.and.information@3ho-europe.org

  • LUGGAGE

    Desirable Skills:service attitude, welcoming, manage stress well,strengh,organised.

    Description of Work: welcome participants upon their arrival , dispatch their luggage into their area of camping

    Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: luggage@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • ACCOMMODATION

    Languages Needed: English and French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian

    Desirable Skills: good communication, friendly and polite (but firm if need be), organised, calm under stressful situations

    Description of Work: ensure rooms and tents are ready, check in people who have reserved a room or tent, handle any situations that may arise with rooms/tents.

    Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: Ardas Kaur accommodation@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • KITCHEN

    Please apply only if:

    • you are able to lift heavy pots,
    • you can bear working in high temperatures,
    • you can arrive before midday, 2 days before the Festival
    • you can assist the inventory in the last day
    • you are willing to participate in daily meetings

    Description of Work: The work in the kitchen is hard but fun! It requires endurance, flexibility, commitment and openness to cooperate with others.

    You can have 25% or 50% percent of discount and you work one or two shifts accordingly. Shifts last approximately 2 hours.

    If you work in the kitchen, you can participate in White Tantric Yoga but you have to work in some of the breaks.

    Besides your daily shift, we will have meetings every morning that are more about team building, getting to know each other, having fun and also discussing all the practical issues around the work itself.

    You need to arrive 2 days before the Festival, and be able to stay for the final inventory on the last day of the Festival to be part of this work exchange group.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact:  kitchen@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • CHILDREN KITCHEN

    Languages Needed:english

    Desirable Skills: handy, ready, cooking knowledge

    Description of Work:You will asssist the cook in preparations

    Arrival: 1 day before

    To Apply:please fill out the form above.

    Contact: kitchen@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • FOOD COORDINATION

    Languages Needed:english,french

    Desirable Skills: handy, fast, commited, strong( can carry pots)

    Description of Work: assist the coordinator,

    Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

    To Apply:please fill out the form above.

    Contact: kitchen@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • TODDLERS’ CAMP

    Languages Needed: German, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Chinese

    Desirable Skills:  Experience in working with toddlers is preferable, however not essential. Being a parent counts as experience. Main thing is your love for the children and toddlers, your willingness to be with them, play with them and be a reliable and sound carer.

    Description of Work:
    Playing, serving food, clearing away, changing nappies, tidying up toys and space, being attuned to the children’s needs.

    We are unable to accept Work Exchange from parents who will have their own toddlers present at the Festival.

    We can offer Full Time Work Exchange or Part time Work Exchange

    When you commit to Full Time (working daily 8.30am-4.30pm and 8.30am-1.30pm on Peace Prayer Day) you can benefit from:

    • 100% discounted entry to the festival
    • 1 day of White Tantric Yoga
    • late workshop every day (after 4 pm)
    • 1 Full workshop on Peace Prayer Day

    When you commit to Part Time (working daily 8.30 am-11am apart from Peace Prayer Day, helping Set-up and Take-down) you can benefit from:

    • 50% discounted entry to the festival
    • 3 days of tantra
    • daily workshops

    * If you have games/toys/books in various languages you’d like to donate, toddlers camp as well as children camp would be glad to receive it.

    Arrival: before midday 2 days before the Festival starts, as registration starts by 2PM on Saturday.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: toddlers.camp@europeanyogafestival.eu

     

  • CHILDREN’S CAMP

    Languages Needed:english, french, italian, spanish, russian, german

    Desirable Skills:creative, plaful, patient , experience with children

    Description of Work: We, the staff of the Kids’Camp, are responsible for setting up the Camp in such a way that it serves the kids, the parents and the festival as a whole.

    Arrival:2 days before the festival starts

    To Apply:please fill out the form above.

    Contact: childrens.camp@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • TEENS’ CAMP

    Language Needed: fluent English required, additional language helpful.

    Desirable Skills: Experience in working with teenagers, caring and service orientated, committed to support, protect and uplift. Must be able to arrive 2 days before the Festival starts.

    Work description:
    We, the staff of the Teens’ Camp, are responsible for setting up the Camp in such a way that it serves the teens, the parents and the festival as a whole.

    Our ambition is to make the Teens’ Camp a place where the teenagers can experience themselves, their creativity and their communication from different perspectives supported by the group energy, the natural environment and yogic practice and wisdom.

    This requires a strong commitment and reliability to guarantee the smooth running of our programme. We set up the structure and the schedule in the team together before the official beginning of the festival. According to the amount of work exchange chosen, everyone is personally responsible to stick to the agreement made beforehand. In return every member of the staff gets free space to enjoy the festival on his/her own. The participation in White Tantric Yoga is guaranteed for one day, in the last years it has even been possible to participate for two days for those who wished.

    Every morning we will meet before 8 A.M for a group meditation and then have breakfast together at the Teens’ Camp.

    The Teens’ Camp closes in the evening of Peace Prayer Day (last day of the Festival), all the equipment needs to be taken care of and properly stored for next year’s Festival. It is planned to have a final get together after the All Camp Dinner for reflection and a meditation to close.

    Arrival: To work in Teens’ camp, it is necessary to arrive 2 days before the Festival at 5 P.M. for our first meeting (which takes place at the Teens’ Camp).

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact:  teens.camp@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • SET UP

    Languages Needed:english

    Desirable Skills: organised, committed, handy, artsy, physically strong 

    Description of Work: organise the set up of the camp

    Arrival: 7 days before the festival starts leave 3 days after 

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: set.up@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE

    Languages Needed: You must be able to communicate in English. Any other language will also be helpful.

    Desirable Skills: You do not need to be an engineer, nor even a handyman. You do need to be ready to serve and be happy to help. If you possess an additional technical skill, such as electrician, carpenter or plumber, the maintenance team is definitely the place for you.

    Description of Work: The Maintenance team works in the background of the Festival and helps keep everything running smoothly. We assist the different camps with technical issues, we provide support and manpower, we solve problems, we build and repair stuff. We are available and ready, and we make sure no disruptions endanger the seamless experience of the participants.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact : maintenance@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • ECO-SUSTAINABILITY

    Languages Needed:english

    Desirable Skills: help. the recycling process of the EYF

    Description of Work: to be determined by the coordinator

    Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

    To Apply:please fill out the form above.

    Contact: kitchen@europeanyogafestival.eu 

  • SAFEGUARDS

    Languages needed: required English, optional French and German

    Desirable skills: No previous security experience is necessary, training will be provided. We ask that you are enthusiastic, positive, reliable, punctual, flexible, considerate, courteous and work harmoniously with others.

    Description of work: The primary duties of the Safeguard Team are to staff the camp entrance, co-ordinate the flow of traffic (both pedestrians and vehicles) in and out of the camp, patrol the entire camp, maintain order in the parking areas, support the safeguarding of electronic devices and provide rapid assistance in the event of an emergency. As member of the Safeguard team your contribution is key to holding the space for a peaceful and joyous camp experience for all.
    Safeguard team members will be expected to rotate among the different posts. This is the only team that operates 24 hours, which gives you a great opportunity to complete your exchange hours while no camp activities are taking place. You may be positioned at the Front Gate, car park entrance or walking around the camp patrolling the Bazaar and camping areas. We are the first people who participants see as they arrive on-site and are highly visible in camp while on shift; the priority is to be welcoming, knowledgeable, and competent. You must be able to give clear instructions and hold boundaries regarding parking, badge display, mobile phone storage and other security concerns. Members who are accepted and register for the team must be willing to wear the security vests and operate a radio during their shifts.

    Submission of this application indicates that you agree to your allocated work hours at the festival, attend necessary training and briefing, adhere to safety and safeguarding policies, comply with ALL camp rules and regulations and are willing and able to uphold them.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: coordination@europeanyogafestival.eu 

  • HEALTH AWARENESS & FIRST AID

    Languages Needed: As the team is mainly German, we need French and Spanish in addition to English.

    Desirable Skills: knowledge of medical first aid or medical assistance

    Description of Work: We are looking for doctors to support the nursing team and more particularly a doctor able to write prescriptions in France (and in French).

    Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: coordination@europeanyogafestival.eu

     

  • MISSEL LEADERS

    Languages Needed: All languages of the misl groups plus English (Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, English for the International groups).

    Desirable Skills: This job is for yoga teachers who have attended the Yoga Festival at least once and have participated in a misl group and in the karma yoga activity. Misl leaders should be friendly, positive and have an inspiring attitude towards karma yoga. They should be flexible and have some organizations skills.

    Description of work: Every Morning from 10:00 -11.15 am you will lead your misl (organised by language group and karma yoga). You will create a family atmosphere within the misl, share important information from the Festival coordination, and coordinate the karma yoga activity of your group.

    The misl leader will be given a seva description which contains all the required information about their karma yoga task.
    During dinner there is a misl leader meeting for misl group feedback and for sharing the experience of being a misl leader. It is also a time for passing on important festival information, i.e. change of timetable, activities, etc…

    Arrival: Misl leaders need to arrive at the festival 2 days earlier for a general orientation and meeting (4 pm) with all the misl leaders.

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: Misl.Groups@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • GURDWARA

    Languages Needed: english

    Desirable Skills: Having attended to Gurdwara before, basic knowledge of Gurdwara protocol and/or Sikh Dharma

    Description of Work:

    Gurdwara is the sacred space holding the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at the European Yoga Festival. We need committed sevadars who are willing to support with various tasks in relation to the Gurdwara: set-up before the festival, take down after the festival, running the morning Gurdwara program, helping with cleaning tasks, helping with basic information about the Gurdwara, sound / video, making prasad, Akhand Paath etc.

    Requirements for application: Having previous experience attending or serving at any Gurdwara. All work exchange positions MUST arrive by wednesday August 2nd evening, which means in 2023 you must be ready to work by thursday morning, and be present for take-down on August 12th and 13th (full days).

    You have to be willing to work full days (regarding of discount percentage) during set-up days and take-down days.

    Arrival: Wednesday August 2nd evening, Departure August 13th evening

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact:  Gurdwara@europeanyogafestival.eu

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Entertainement team consists of Sound, Light and Cameras Teams

    Languages Needed: English

    Desirable Skills: Professionals only, Sound engineers, Camera persons, Directors, Video technicians, Designers, Events producers, Light professionals

    Description of Work: You will be in charge, by teams of all that happens on the Sadhana Field Stage and the Big Top Stage.

    Arrival: 3 days before the festival

    To Apply: please fill out the form above.

    Contact: sound&light@europeanyogafestival.eu

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